The initial request of the client was to receive the existing floor plans first, and subsequently to obtain a highly detailed model of the interiors of the entire building and the roof space. Including the exterior part was not necessary, and the survey of the exteriors was provided for reference only to identify the thicknesses of the exterior walls.

Aside from the architectural modeling, it was requested to include all visible ceiling, wall, and floor equipment found in the scan.

Scope of work: LOD 350 modeling of interiors for a highly embellished building. This includes modeling of all the smallest identifiable MEP objects, such as sockets and switches, as well as modeling of the rooftop and roof equipment. Floor plans were also provided.

Input: Comprehensive Point Cloud of the interiors; Exteriors were provided for reference only.

Output: 3D Model of interiors at LOD 350; Basic floor plans for all levels, including a roof plan.

Subservices: Scan to BIM, As-built drawings
Industry: Commercial
Object type: Public
Area: 6735 m² / 72500 ft²
Tools used: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk ReCap
Project stages
1. Receiving input
2. Analysis of the input: requesting additional information and selecting the optimal team structure
3. Creation of basic architectural geometry required solely for floor plan drawings
4. Detailed modeling of interior embellishments, including window and door details and decorations
5. Addition of MEP elements such as lighting, switches, and ceiling equipment
6. Providing project support

Overall description

The Algonquin Club of Boston, presently known as The ‘Quin House, is a private social club in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1886. Originally a business-themed gentlemen’s club, it is now open to men and women of all races, religions, and nationalities.

The Algonquin Club of Boston was founded by a group, including General Charles Taylor. Its clubhouse on Commonwealth Avenue was designed by McKim, Mead & White and completed in 1888. It was soon called “the finest and most perfectly appointed clubhouse in America” and more recently the “most grandiose” of Boston’s clubs. At the time of the founding, women, Irish Catholics, Jews, and blacks were unable to join the club.

It remains the only “socially elite” old-guard Boston club with a purpose-built clubhouse.

Point cloud vs Model
Diversity of designs

The building contains various rooms of different sizes, configurations, and usages. Walking through the building, you can encounter pubs, restaurants, kitchens, training rooms, spas, saunas, wine vaults, reading rooms, guest quarters, and many more. Each space has its unique design and is richly decorated with various moldings, wainscoting, baseboards, chair rails, and so on. As a result, each room required scrutiny and attention to detail during processing and transferring to the model from the Origin team to represent all as-built conditions of the interiors of the ‘Quin House.

The remarkable feature of this project was working with lighting systems – none of the standard or open-source families of lighting fixtures could satisfy the needs of the project. Thus, most of the elaborate chandeliers were created from scratch or by modification of the most similar ones to match the existing sizing and type of lighting.

One of the highlights of the building was the terrace in the internal courtyard of the building, protected with a curtain wall roof to shield it from the elements.

Point cloud vs Model
Fragment of the model

Point cloud vs Model

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Quick generation of floor plans at the initial stages of the project
A high level of detail in the interiors of the whole building is achieved
Reflection of the position of all the visible devices and fixtures
Tools used
Autodesk Revit
Autodesk ReCap
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